Monday, July 7, 2014

Powerful earthquake of 7.1 magnitude strikes southern Mexico

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 rattled southern Mexico on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake was centred 22 miles (35 km) west-southwest of the city of Tapachula in the state of Chiapas at a depth of about 47 miles (75 km), Reuters reports.

Japan issues alert over super typhoon Neoguri

Japan's weather agency on Monday issued its highest alert as super typhoon Neoguri barreled toward the southern Okinawa island chain, warning of violent winds and high waves.

The typhoon warning - the first since a new system began last August - means that the storm poses a threat to life and could inflict massive damage from gusts up to 160 miles per hour and torrential rain.

East Ukraine preparing for siege

Unknown attackers blew up a railway bridge near Donetsk on Monday. It was the main route connecting central Ukraine and eastern regions of the country, Reuters reports. At the same time self-defense forces of eastern Ukraine announced that as of now they will have their own assault aviation and anti-aircrat guns which they seized from the Ukrainian army. 

For three months now there are ongoing armed clashes in eastern Ukraine between self-defense forces and the national guard. Kiev announced that it intends to take the territory of Lugansk and Donetsk regions under state control. Only the previous Monday Ukrainian army forced the militia fighters to retreat from Slavyansk surrendering the town to the Ukrainian army, which Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko called a turning point.

Barrage of rockets from Gaza fired at Israel: Hamas claims responsibility

Militants in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel late Monday, the military and media said, after overnight air strikes killed eight militants in the Palestinian enclave. A military spokesman said some 20 rockets were fired in just a few minutes, and that four incoming were destroyed by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. Media reports spoke of around 40 fired. There was no immediate word on casualties or damage in Israel.

The armed wing of the Islamist Hamas movement on Monday claimed responsibility for firing a barrage of rockets at southern Israel, a statement said.

BRICS currency reserves and new Development Bank drafts approved by Russia

Draft agreements on a new Development Bank and a pool of BRICS currency reserves have been approved by the Russian government on Tuesday, reports TASS. The documents are to be signed on July 15,16 during the 6th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to take part in.

The BRICS currency reserve pool agreement envisages “the establishment of the mechanism of eliminating current and short-term problems in the balances of payments of the BRICS member states - Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa.”
The Agreement on establishing a new BRICS Development Bank was also approved of by the Russian government, with the document stipulating “the creation of a multilateral financial institution".
The Development Bank aims to “finance infrastructure projects and sustainable development undertakings in the BRICS member states and developing countries.”

EFCC arraigns 3 suspected impostors for ₦141.7m securities scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday July 7, 2014 arraigned three suspects: Mohammed Rabiu (65 centre), Raphael Olorunfemi Okomoda (50 - left) and Adegbesan Theophilus (38 -right); before Justice Lawal Akapo of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on different criminal counts, all bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money by false presence, stealing, impersonation, forgery, using false document and money laundering. While Lawan was charged with 19-counts, Okomoda and Theophilus were charged with 7-counts each. Continue.

Amstel Malta emerges first African brand to win International Taste quality institute superior taste award

The premium malt brand received 2golden stars, out of 3 at the iTQi Superior Taste awards ceremony; making it the first ever African brand to receive such an award amongst other internationally recognized premium brands.

At a press conference earlier today at the Nigerian Breweries Headquarters in Iganmu Lagos, Amstel Malta Brand Manager, Hannatu Ageni-Yusuf described the achievement as extremely delightful. “Amstel Malta is very excited to be honoured with these prestigious awards. For us, quality is not an accident. It is a concerted effort of genuine effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution by dedicated people who have put in their very best to ensure premium quality at all times. So, these awards are no means by luck and will not be a reason to relax, as we will keep putting in more effort to beat our best. We are especially elated by the fact that Nigeria can boast of being the first and only African nation to receive the iTQi Superior Taste award” she said.

Bank supervisor discovered hanging in uncompleted building 3 days following he gone missing

 The body of Habib Olatunde (pictured above), a bank manager of an undisclosed Nigerian bank, has been found a couple of weeks and six days after he was declared missing by the police. Late Mr Olatunde's body was found hanging in an uncompleted building at Arepo in Ogun state on Saturday July 5th around 5pm. Abayomi Shogunle, the Deputy Force PRO, Nigeria Police Force, revealed this.

Polytechnic students occupy Abuja Expressway in Owo to protest tuition fee

 Some students of Ondo State owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Owo, Ondo state this morning July 7th took over the Owo/Abuja expressway to protest the recent hike in their school fees.

Management of the school recently increased the annual school fees of students of National Diploma in sciences from ₦21,300 to N58,300 and ND students from ₦53,800 to 73,000. A levy of N20,000 was also imposed on non-indegenes of the state by school management.

The angry students locked up the offices of the rector, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun and thereafter took over the express road to drive home their anger. See more photos after the break...

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#2 of 10 Clear signs a Man Is Flirting with You (Shy)

2) Shy

Perhaps you know how it’s difficult to flirt with shy guys, but it doesn’t mean that you should avoid such type of man. If you notice that a guy blushes around you, this is one of the most obvious signs he is trying to flirt with you. However, not only do shy guys blush, any guy can actually blush when he sees a beautiful girl. Blushing is a bodily function that we can’t control and if he blushes around you, he certainly likes you.


#3 of 10 Clear signs a Man Is Flirting with You (Eye contact)

3) Eye contact

This sign is a little bit tricky, but surely worth paying attention to. Eye contact is important during communication and we need to use this form of body language as often as we can. Depending on how long a man holds an eye contact with you, you can find out whether or not he likes you. If he holds an eye contact with you for longer than an average person, it might be a sign he is interested in you. We all make an eye contact when flirting, right? It’s the same for guys. If a guy holds a short eye contact, he might also flirt with you, he is just a bit shy.

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The Power Of Vision In Ogun: Ex-Gov.Daniel Shows Amosun The Way To Good Governance

By Rahman Alli

Political developments within the past two weeks in Ogun State have shown that the Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led government is fast coming to the reality of an impending electoral loss with the nose-diving ratings and dwindling fortunes of his administration and the entire APC structure in the State especially after the party lost election in Ekiti.  Unarguably, this has made the Senator-Governor to, with immediate effect,  order execution of policies and ideas which his immediate  predecessor in office, Otunba Gbenga Daniel had earlier drawn his attention to and put to him as posers at different fora.

Security Agents Kill Boko Haram Member in Kaduna

SECURITY agents in Kaduna, on Sunday, shot and killed a suspected Boko Haram member who was said to have engaged the uniformed men in a gun fight. The security operatives, acting on information that the insurgent had escaped arrest in Maiduguri, Borno State, invaded Kinkino in Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where the suspect wasresiding. According to eyewitness, “the security operatives arrived at the area around 2.00 a.m and within minutes, the area was surrounded and their leader moved to the main door and ordered the occupants to come out. 

“Sensing danger, the suspects, said to be two in number, took a position and opened fire on the security personnel. The exchange of gunfire was said to have lasted for some hours and caused panic among the people.”
According to a security source, “the suspect tried to escape but was shot.”
Source: Tribune

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